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Monday July 4th, 2022 1:46AM

White County plans guardrails at bridge where teens were killed

By Dean Dyer WRWH Radio
CLEVELAND - White County will be placing guardrails at the bridge on Gene Nix Road where two White County teens were killed earlier this month.

During Monday's county commission meeting, Commission Chairman Travis Turner said, "To clarify some conflicting information that 's being floated around, the county will be placing guardrails on the north and southbound partitions of Gene Nix Road bridge. We will move as quickly as possible, but it has to be done correctly and we have to have these engineering studies completed."

Cleveland residents Taylor Swing, 18, and Cecily Hamilton, 16, died when their car ran off Gene Nix Road and plunged into Town Creek on March 15.

Turner said Gene Nix Road already was included on a list of roads to be upgraded and paved and county officials currently are doing an engineering study that includes installing the guardrails in the overall road project.

To do it properly, Turner said, they will wait for the engineering work to be completed.
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